What I absolutely love about Real Housewives of New York City 's Carole Radziwill is that she seems to have developed her laid back attitude because of the tough losses she went through 15 years ago. While she's gotten a little emotional on the show before, her attitude about her late husband, Anthony Radziwill (Prince Anthony, if we're being specific), was the subject of the latest episode of the show when his ashes needed to be moved. And, old photos of Anthony and Carole Radziwill just prove that they were a perfect match.
They both loved adventure, travel, and didn't seem to care whatsoever about what they looked like, which, of course made them both incredibly stylish. And, because Anthony was the son of Lee Radziwill, sister of Jackie Kennedy-Onassis, he was famous since he was a kid, so his black-and-white childhood photos are just as interesting as his rare pictures alongside Carole.
And, while Carole isn't the type to wallow in the tragedy in her past, her wistfulness in the recent episodes make sense. The loss of a spouse after just a few short years of marriage, particularly since they were such a good pair, has to have some lasting emotional trauma. But, there are plenty of ways to revisit Anthony Radziwill's very full life, particularly through these old photos.
1. A Family Photo
Of course Anthony's childhood was always photo-ready. Carole grew up in a picturesque Upstate New York town, so I'm sure their East Coast upbringing was something they initially bonded over, in addition to their shared career path.
2. The Perfect Wedding
Before heading to London, Carole shared with Dorinda that she got married in East Hampton, at Anthony's mother's house. And yet her hair is so perfect and shiny: A wedding miracle.
3. He Was Tight With His Cousin
Anthony and John F. Kennedy, Jr. were always close, which is how Carole became good friends with him. They grew up together, and were the type of cousins who were spotted together frequently, famous for being young, good-looking, and American royalty.
4. And Carole's Best Friend Was Carolyn
JFK Jr.'s wife, Carolyn Bessette, is famous for her iconic wedding gown, but also for her friendship with Anthony and Carole. All four were very close, as you can see in this snap from the JFK-Bessette wedding day.
5. A Photo In Honor Of Mother's Day
Another one from the Lee Radziwill (well, her parody Twitter account) archives, this shows a young Anthony, his mother, and siblings hanging out with their mom.
6. He Bonded With His Aunt
Yes, that's Jackie O., who spent much of the '60s with Lee's family as all of the cousins grew up.
7. And He Attended Christmas At The White House
You can even spot Anthony's father, Prince Stanislaus Radziwill, in the background there.
8. In Love On The Beach
This simple photo shared by Carole on her Instagram is like a selfie before selfies. With their matching poker faces and their no-doubt perfect Hamptons wardrobes, it looks like Carole & Anthony had the type of summer vacations the rest of us non-Kennedys can only dream of. Here's the photographic proof that Carole and Anthony Radziwill really were an amazing match — and that Anthony had a seriously impressive life.
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